Category: Fun Facts

Beer Quiz: How Much Do You Know about Beer? What about Your Friends? Test Yourself – and Them.

This beer quiz is fun to take. How well can you do on it? And how well can your friends do on it? The answers to the beer quiz are at the bottom of the page. Hope you do better than your friends. But it’s not fair to peek at the answers! Beer Quiz 1. […]

Alcohol Proof and Alcohol by Volume: Definitions and Explanations

Origins of Alcohol Proof What’s alcohol proof? In the early 1700s, people measured the alcohol content of distilled beverages by using gunpowder. They would “prove” the beverage acceptable by pouring some on gunpowder and lighting it. If it burned steadily with a blue flame, it was 100 degrees “proof” and equaled 57.15 ethanol. If it […]

DWI and DUI Facts and Fiction: Urban Myths

Many myths surround the subject of DWI and DUI.* Scientific information and evidence is used here to correct some of those myths. It’s fun to discover DWI and DUI facts and fiction. Share them with your family and friends! Myth: Sucking on pennies will lower a person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) reading. Fact: Sucking on […]

Alcohol Trivia: Fun Facts & Myths about Alcohol and Drinking

Fun facts and alcohol trivia are here. If you enjoy alcohol trivia, you’re in the right place! Did you know that  Thomas Jefferson wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence in a tavern? Did you know that the  U.S. Marines’ first recruiting station was in a bar? Did you know that the world’s oldest […]

Songs about Moonshine, Moonshiners & Moonshining: Lyrics Reflect Conflicting Attitudes

Songs about moonshine, moonshiners and moonshining express widely differing views. They both influence and reflect our conflicted attitudes and beliefs about the subject. We can see this  in song lyrics. These songs about moonshine are in three categories. They are (1) Making Moonshine, (2) Running Moonshine, and (3) Drinking Moonshine. 1. Making Moonshine ‘Copper Kettle‘ […]

Movies about Prohibition, Speakeasies, Moonshine, & Bootleggers

Films show us how we see ourselves, our society and our past. Movies about Prohibition reflect how we see that period, with its speakeasies, moonshine and bootleggers. But they also influence how we view that past. Was it exciting? Glamorous? Corrupt? A noble experiment? Or a foolish fiasco destined for disaster? Discover movies about Prohibition […]

Prohibition Bootleggers: People and Trivia  

Prohibition bootleggers numbered in the many hundreds of thousands. They were needed to supply the strong demand for alcohol. Most were very small-time operators. But many weren’t. One of the biggest and certainly the best-known, of course, was Al Capone. Here are other interesting bootleggers who remain little-known. They reveal some of the great variety […]

Facts about Alcoholic Drinks: 24 to Surprise You!

Alcoholic Drinks How much do you know about alcoholic drinks? How much do your friends know about them? Challenge your friends with these surprising facts about alcoholic drinks. 1. There’s no worm in tequila. The ‘worm’ is in mezcal. And it’s not a worm but a  butterfly caterpillar(1) 2. White wine can be made from […]

Alcohol and the Body Trivia: 12 Surprising Fun Facts!

Alcohol and the body trivia is fun! Discover surprising facts about alcohol and the body. Share what you learn with friends. Please remember that none of this information is advice. That should come from your doctor. Alcohol and the Body Trivia The human body creates alcohol constantly. It can’t live without making it. The process […]

Politicians and Alcohol Trivia: Fun Facts on Politics & Alcohol

Politicians and alcohol trivia is fun! Alcohol has always been an important part of American life since the first European settlers landed. Indeed, the Mayflower cut short her voyage and landed early. The reason? The supply of beer on board was running low. Discover little-known facts about politicians and alcohol. And share your new trivia […]

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